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  • Obama: There Will Be a Government ‘Shutdown Threat Two Weeks Before Christmas’

    10/03/2015 5:29:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 3, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In his Weekly Address today, resident Barack Obama warned that there will be another government shutdown threat two weeks before Christmas and said he “will not sign” a short-term spending bill. The continuing resolution that Congress passed this week runs until Dec. 11. If resident Obama does “not sign” the spending bill Congress sends him to fund the government after that date, Obama will shut down the government. The government will not be funded until Obama signs an appropriations bill passed by Congress. Fortunately, there were enough votes in both parties to pass a last-minute bill to keep the government...
  • This Guy May Have Won The Internet by Shutting Down Anti-Gun, Pro-Abortion Lefty with Just One Tweet

    10/03/2015 6:44:31 PM PDT · by SZonian · 52 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | October 3, 2015 | Kyle Becker
    This one’s gonna burn a little, so might want to rub some salve in it if you’re not a pro-life person. Michael Deppisch spotted a tweet by Sarah Marian Seltzer, who was upset with the NRA about the UCC shooting. What Deppisch wrote had her retaliating with the best three-word response she could think of: “GFY.” [Explicit language follows*]
  • ’Carly Fiorina Was Right': Group Releases Full Abortion Video Mentioned in GOP Debate

    10/03/2015 11:07:49 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Sep 2015 | John Sexton
    **WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT** The Center for Bioethical Reform, in partnership with the Grantham collection, has released the full version of a video which became a source of political controversy after the 2nd Republican debate. The 13 minute long video shows the birth of what CBR describes as a “17 1/2 week fetus.” The fetus is placed in a metal pan with a clamp attached to its umbilical cord. A comparison demonstrates the new video is the source of the brief segment that appeared in a video produced by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), a pro-life investigatory group which has...
  • ACLU Sues Catholic Hospitals [semi-satire]

    10/03/2015 10:51:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Oct 2015 | John Semmens
    Catholic hospitals’ refusal to perform birth control services that run counter to the Church’s beliefs came under fire from the American Civil Liberties Union this week as it launched a lawsuit aimed at compelling these institutions to comply with federal policy on this subject. “We’re taking a stand today to fight for pregnant women who are denied potentially life-saving care because doctors are forced to follow religious directives rather than best medical practices,” Brooke Tucker, an ACLU attorney, said. “That the Catholic Church considers abortion and sterilization intrinsically evil must not be allowed to grant them an exemption from abiding...
  • Indeed Black Lives Matter-- Especially the Unborn!

    10/03/2015 9:09:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 3, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Family Research Council is deeply concerned about the status of Black America. That’s why two of our top researchers issued an important study on the present condition of black families. Titled “The State of the Black Family in America,” this February 2015 report was compiled by FRC Senior Fellow, Dr. Patrick Fagan, and lead researcher, Christina Hadford. This report honors the legacy of Dr. Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Pat Moynihan first raised serious concerns about the Black family in 1965. Moynihan, a liberal academic and later U.S. Senator, cried out for help to address the critical issue of family breakdown...
  • WashPost Fixes Multiple Errors in Story on Pelosi and Human Baby Question But Notes Only One…

    10/03/2015 3:22:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 2, 2015 | 3:38 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    Several hours after posting a news story with several errors, including in the headline—about a reporter asking Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) a question about human life—The Washington Post fixed the errors in the story by reporter Kelsey Snell but only noted one “correction” at the story’s end in the changed copy. On Thursday, Oct. 1, reporter Sam Dorman attended Pelosi’s weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol and asked her, “In reference to funding for Planned Parenthood, is an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver a human being?” […] In Kelsey Snell’s story posted...
  • Nancy Pelosi: When Human Life Begins Has ‘No Basis’ in Public Policy

    10/02/2015 2:13:27 PM PDT · by detective · 52 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 02, 2015 | Kate Scanlon
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., refused to answer a reporter’s question about when human life begins during a press conference on Thursday. A reporter with, a website affiliated with the Media Research Center, asked Pelosi, “In reference to funding for Planned Parenthood, is an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver a human being?”
  • Is An Unborn Baby With a Human Heart a Human Being? Pelosi: ‘I Do Not Intend to Respond’

    10/02/2015 12:04:38 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 73 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10-1-2015 | Sam Dorman
    October 1, 2015 Is An Unborn Baby With a Human Heart a Human Being? Pelosi: ‘I Do Not Intend to Respond’ by Sam Dorman ( -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said at her press briefing today that she did not intend to respond to the question of whether an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver is a human being and that the question has "no basis" in the public policy they do in asked Pelosi: “In reference to funding for Planned Parenthood: Is an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver a...
  • Out of Africa comes a cry for help against the culture of death

    10/02/2015 8:43:23 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/1/15 | Steven Mosher
    October 1, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Arriving in the Philippines last January, Pope Francis warned his millions of listeners to resist “ideological colonization.” This destructive assault on families, the Pope continued, included efforts to “redefine the very institution of marriage, by relativism, by the culture of the ephemeral, by a lack of openness to life.” Africans, above all, know what he is talking about. After all, their continent has been the playground of Western imperialists for the past two centuries. Their bodies were enslaved, and their countries were colonized. Now the target is their very minds. The assembled African bishops—all 40 or so...
  • American anti-abortion activist Troy Newman detained at Melbourne Airport

    10/02/2015 8:39:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Controversial anti-abortion activist Troy Newman has been detained at Melbourne Airport after he travelled to Australia despite his visa being cancelled. Mr Newman, who has questioned why doctors who perform abortions were not sentenced to death, had previously been stopped in Denver in the US en route to Australia. He had his visa cancelled by the Department of Immigration on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the Minister for Immigration Peter Dutton confirmed to Daily Mail Australia Mr Newman had been detained on Thursday morning. 'Despite having no visa to enter Australia Mr Newman-Mariotti boarded a flight and arrived in Melbourne,' she...
  • Kasich admin makes secret deal with Planned Parenthood to let it keep doing abortions

    10/02/2015 8:19:17 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10-1-2015 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    Ohio Department of Health Director Richard Hodges, an appointee of Gov. John Kasich, made a behind-the-scenes deal with Planned Parenthood and another abortion business so that they could keep doing surgical abortions while appealing a license denial. On Friday, the Kasich administration's Department of Health denied surgical license exceptions for Planned Parenthood in Mount Auburn and Women's Med in Dayton, because they do not have the ambulatory agreement with a local hospital required for a surgical facility license. In Ohio, a patient transfer contract is required in order to save the lives of women in cases of botched surgical abortions....
  • Reporter asks Pelosi uncomfortable abortion questions, press assumes he's just some activist

    10/02/2015 6:33:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/2/15 | T. Becket Adams
    CNS News' Sam Dorman peppered House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Thursday afternoon with several questions about abortion, and a few unimpressed reporters responded quickly by assuming that he was either a conservative activist or just some protester. "A conservative journo asked Pelosi [about] what constitutes a baby being alive," MSNBC's Luke Russert tweeted, making an assumption about Dorman's political affiliations. The Washington Post's Kelsey Snell took it a step further, and initially identified Dorman in an article as a pro-life "protester." The Post has since updated its story to reflect that Dorman is, in fact, a reporter. CNS News...
  • Are liberal women really proud to have abortions?

    10/02/2015 6:24:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/2/15 | Ed Straker
    Taking a nod from the gay pride movement, abortionists are calling on women to celebrate their abortion experiences on Twitter with the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion. Really. The goal, according to Amelia Bonow, 30, who posted on Facebook on Sept. 19 that she had had an abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Seattle last year, was to encourage women who had kept their abortions secret to speak up. “A shout is not a celebration or a value judgment; it’s the opposite of a whisper, of silence,” Ms. Bonow said in an interview. “Even women who support abortion rights have been silent,...
  • Santorum educates The View: Planned Parenthood doesn’t provide mammograms

    10/01/2015 7:42:37 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 15 replies
    Live Action News ^ | October 1, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    On Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum went on the left-wing talk show The View, where the debate turned to one of the more persistent myths about Planned Parenthood’s services. In response to Whoopi Goldberg asking of Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding, “What will you replace it with if you take it away?” Santorum answered: Well, first off, I’m for reallocating every dollar that goes to Planned Parenthood and put them in women’s health centers that actually provide more comprehensive services than Planned Parenthood does. Planned Parenthood, for example, doesn’t provide mammograms. Now, I know people say...
  • Why the Founder of #ShoutYourAbortion Had to Go Into Hiding

    10/01/2015 4:50:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/30/15 | Maria L. La Ganga
    Amelia Bonow is in hiding. She left her apartment here after her address was published online and the death threats began. Her crime? She had an abortion. And after the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Sept. 18 to defund Planned Parenthood, she updated her Facebook status with a proud declaration. “Hi guys!” it began. “Like a year ago I had an abortion at the Planned Parenthood on Madison Ave., and I remember this experience with a nearly inexpressible level of gratitude.” She wrote about how “the narrative of those working to defund Planned Parenthood relies on the assumption that...
  • When It Comes to the Aborted, the Left in the United States Does Get It

    10/01/2015 4:14:26 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 6 replies
    My own workup ^ | 10/01/2015 | DoughtyOne
    Don't let the Left kid you.  When It Comes to the Aborted, the Left in the United States Does Get It.  They (just) ignore the truth. They are just very selective in who they grace in under their compassionate care.  It's for (SOME OF) the children you know. Here is an advertisement.  Consider who is being reverenced here, and who isn't. If these kids were in the last moments of their existence in their mother's womb, non of these posibilities would be heralded. Thought: Maria would have discovered the secrets of gravity, but her mother wanted a son. Thought: Kamile...
  • Obama outraged about guns, but not the murder of living fetuses for sale of their body parts

    10/01/2015 3:32:01 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 46 replies ^ | October 1, 2015 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    President Obama is on fire about the evil of guns! Starting to look more and more like today's shooting was a precursor to a speech. Has he congratulated Congress for funding the abortion baby hacker for body parts clinic?
  • Malkin: The Baby Butchers and Their Media Butchers

    10/01/2015 3:16:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 2, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    "I'd say a lot of people want liver." The propagandists of Planned Parenthood don't want you to remember that earlier this summer the group apologized for the "tone" of one of its top officials, Deborah Nucatola, who casually hawked unborn baby parts to undercover journalists from the Center for Medical Progress as she swilled wine and chomped on a salad. Not long after confessing that the "tone" of their butchers might cause offense, another top Planned Parenthood trafficker, Mary Gatter, joked about scoring a luxury car after haggling over $75 baby-organ price tags. "I want a Lamborghini." "You know, in...
  • Democrats Begin the Long, Tortuous Retreat from Obamacare

    10/01/2015 12:35:38 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | October 1, 2015 | Ed Morrrisey
    After 5 years, two midterm disasters, and a rollout that reminded Americans why they fell out of love with big government in the 1970s, reality has finally begun to dawn on some Democrats about Obamacare. With open enrollment about to start and a third straight round of premium spikes about to hit voters’ pockets, the Democrats’ leading presidential candidate has offered a “major break” with the Obama administration on its signature domestic policy achievement. Hillary Clinton will speak out against the so-called Cadillac tax on high-coverage health care plans, as early as this week, according to The New York Times....
  • The mystery billionaire giving millions to Planned Parenthood to pay for poor women’s abortions

    10/01/2015 11:56:44 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 36 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/1/15 | Abby Johnson
    Sept. 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Three weeks after I left my job at the clinic, Planned Parenthood took me to court. I am always asked, “Why would they take you to court? Did they have something to hide?” Well, yes. They absolutely had something to hide. They didn’t want me sharing the information in this article. Let’s expose the truth, shall we? Yes, I do realize that releasing this information puts me in a precarious situation. But it’s always better for the truth to be out
no matter the cost. It was life changing. I remember the first time we were...
  • Look at what we learn from Planned Parenthood when they’re under oath

    09/30/2015 1:54:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | September 30, 2015 | Rob Corzine
    It took testifying under oath to get Cecile Richards (CEO of Planned Parenthood) to tell the truth about what Planned Parenthood does.— She confessed that abortion does not account for “3 percent of their business” as previously regurgitated, but in fact a full 86 percent of their non-tax funded revenue.— Planned Parenthood raked in 127 million dollars “in excess of revenue”. She personally got a $240,000 raise two years ago bringing her yearly “compensation” up to over half a million dollars. So much for being a non-profit. — She admitted that none of the 600+ PP-clinics conduct mammograms. None. And...
  • Fighting Media Bias----and Winning

    09/30/2015 1:45:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | September 30, 2015 | Jerry Newcombe
    A shocking new series of videos exposes Planned Parenthood's gruesome practice of harvesting body parts of babies they had aborted. Yet for the most part these videos are not covered by the mainstream media. Around the same time, an American dentist hunts and kills a lion in Africa, and the media has made him virtually a household name. In fact, the Media Research Center (MRC) reports that Cecil the lion had gained 15 times the mention and attention from the network news media, compared to the explosive Planned Parenthood videos by the Center for Media Progress, This is a recent...
  • Planned Parenthood Pink Out Day Fails to Blackout the Truth

    09/30/2015 11:52:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | September 30, 2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    Planned Parenthood loves to celebrate its dishonest self. With nearly 100 years of public deception and pseudoscientific propaganda under its bloody belt, what’s another nationwide ad campaign to distort its billion-dollar abortion empire? “Pink Out Day is our time to say: Listen to over a million Americans who are sick and tired of the relentless attacks on reproductive health care.” By million, they mean a few thousand who know as much about Planned Parenthood as Bill Nye the Tired Pro-Abortion “Science” Guy. Taken down from their main menu is the EVENTS page. Perhaps it was too embarrassing to only...
  • Clinton and Democrat's images sullied by support for Planned Parenthood

    09/30/2015 9:42:44 AM PDT · by X180A · 2 replies
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  • Trey Gowdy Grills PP President, Gets her to Admit she Supports Abortion by Gender and Race

    09/30/2015 8:27:29 AM PDT · by xzins · 55 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | September 29, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    There’s no one in Congress today more fun to watch than Rep. Trey Gowdy, because when this dude grills someone, you can guarantee by the end of his time, said individual will be a crispy critter with both biscuits thoroughly burned. Gowdy recently got a chance to light up Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards’ world, and actually got her to admit she doesn’t have an issue with abortions being done to target race and gender. This woman is truly sick and disturbed. To some it might be shocking to discover Richards and her baby murder factory would support something like...
  • The GOP Is Overmatched: Planned Parenthood hearings prove that Republicans aren't serious

    09/30/2015 7:39:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/30/2015 | David Harsanyi
    If for some reason you needed additional evidence that the Republican Party was deeply incompetent, unprepared, uncoordinated, inexcusably lazy, then try watching Cecile Richards’ appearance in front of congress yesterday. Now, I get that these kinds of hearings are normally a waste of time, but in this instance the GOP had some good reasons to project competence. This is, after all, the issue that’s generated so much tension within their party of late. An effective showing—something resembling a smart prosecution—might have allayed a bit of the percolating discontent. Yet there they were, facing a CEO whose organization performs vivisections...
  • Congressman Jason Chaffetz: Planned Parenthood spent $40M in travel, parties, office

    09/30/2015 7:36:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2015 | Taylor Millard
    Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz unearthed a pretty big nugget on Tuesday when he revealed Planned Parenthood spent $40M on travel, parties, and office space. The Hill has a round up of Chaffetz’ report released during a House Overnight and Government Reform Committee hearing (emphasis mine). Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Tuesday accused the organization of racking up “exorbitant travel expenses,” including first-class flights, charter travel and entertainment costs that included $622,706 on “blowout parties” with celebrity guests
Some of the themed parties had names such as “Gathering of Goddesses and Gods,” “Chocolate Champagne” and “Murder Mystery,” according to a report...
  • Cecile Richards on Botched Abortion Survivors: "I Have Never Heard Of Such A Circumstance Happening"

    09/30/2015 7:19:31 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 30, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    At Tuesday's Congressional hearing on Planned Parenthood and abortion held by the House Committee on Oversight, Cecile Richards, president of the organization, said she has never heard of a child being born alive following a botched abortion. Video...
  • Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood caught in a lie to Congress

    09/30/2015 6:48:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/30/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Yesterday was a tough day for Planned Parenthood’s chief executive officer Cecile Richards (daughter of former Texas Governor Ann Richards). In addition to a grilling on the shocking videos (she denied everything – it was all “doctored” even though complete unedited versions of the tapes were available), her lavish half million dollar-plus salary, first class travel and parties, and PP’s $127 million “surplus” (don’t call it a profit because PP is a non-profit, doncha know), she managed to get herself caught in a lie.  The organization stoutly maintains that only 3% of its services constitute abortions, as if it...
  • Capehart—Woman Tweeted Me: Thanks to Planned Parenthood I'm Still Alive

    09/30/2015 4:11:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did the tragic irony of his statement not strike Jonathan Capehart? On today's Morning Joe, after disclosing that he could not bear to watch the Planned Parenthood videos, Washington Post editor Capehart expressed opposition to cutting off all funding for it. Arguing that "they do so many other things providing health care to women," Capehart continued "on my Twitter feed yesterday there was a woman who tweeted at me and said thanks to Planned Parenthood I'm still alive." Jonathan, have you given any thought to the six million people who will never be able to tweet you because their lives...
  • Archbishop:'True Intention Behind' Push for Same-Sex Marriage is 'Imposition of Totalitarian System'

    08/27/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 36 replies
    CNS ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mark Judge
    Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron of Agana, Guam has posted a message on his archdiocesean website stating that the “true intention” behind the push for same-sex marriage “has always been about the destruction of the family and the imposition of a totalitarian system.” The archbishop also predicted the next step in the process would be to use the education system so “that our children, your children, will be forced to assimilate to this pattern of non-gender.” “It is important to understand that the political pressure to push the agenda for same sex ‘marriage’ has never been about gay rights; the true...
  • 'Preemptive Surrender': Cruz Criticizes Colleagues for Passing Spending Bill that Funds PP

    09/29/2015 7:53:54 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Sep 29, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    'Preemptive Surrender': Cruz Criticizes Colleagues for Passing Spending Bill that Funds Planned Parenthood Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was fuming Monday night after his Republican colleagues voted for a "clean" spending bill that fully funds Planned Parenthood. The Senate voted 77 to 19 to advance the 10-week bill, avoiding a government shutdown that was looming Wednesday. Cruz, one of several conservatives determined not to see one more taxpayer dollar go to Planned Parenthood in the wake of several disturbing videos, criticized his party after the vote for about an hour, accusing them of failing to show any passion for the causes...
  • The Cold, Hard Truth About Planned Parenthood and the Fight to Defund It (King's & Cruz's Op-Ed)

    09/29/2015 8:02:48 PM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | September 29th, 2015 | Sen. Ted Cruz and Dr. Alveda King
    The next few sentences may be hard to read, but they must be seen and heard, with responsible and compassionate action following. Americans must know what Planned Parenthood does to unborn children. Cutting through an aborted baby’s face to access its brain…while its heart is still beating... Crushing a baby’s body, while strategizing how to keep its organs intact... Selling body parts of dead babies...This is Planned Parenthood. This is what the Obama Administration is willing to shut down the government in order to continue funding. It’s been over two months since the Center for Medical Progress released its first...
  • Stem cells op gives millions hope of cure for blindness

    09/29/2015 2:34:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The London Daily Express ^ | September 29, 2015 | David Pilditch
    A BRITISH pensioner has become the first person to undergo revolutionary eye surgery aimed at curing blindness in millions of people. The 60-year-old woman, who had severely impaired sight and was in danger of going blind, is said to have had no complications so far following the three-hour operation last month. The surgical team hopes to determine how successful the treatment was by early December. The woman has asked to remain anonymous. The scientists behind the pioneering procedure hope it will dramatically transform lives, allowing the blind to recognise faces of loved ones again and regain the ability to carry...

    09/29/2015 3:19:28 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/29/15 | Katie McHugh
    GOP primary contenders Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Lindsey Graham skipped a critical cloture vote that allowed Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell’s plan to fund the government, including Planned Parenthood, to move forward without risking a shutdown. That means Rubio and Graham, for whatever reason, skipped a key vote that would have shown where their allegiances lie regarding funding for the highly controversial abortion provider, which, based on recent undercover video investigations, is in the business of selling aborted baby body parts to the highest bidder. ........ Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, on the other hand, were present and...
  • Breaking: Forensic report finds Planned Parenthood videos are ‘authentic’ and unaltered

    09/29/2015 1:19:09 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/29/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., September 29, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - The undercover videos of Planned Parenthood shot by the Center for Medical Progress are authentic and unaltered, according to a forensics report released this morning. Every second of video footage recorded by CMP was given to Coalfire, a forensics firm that does analysis for criminal investigations. "The video recordings are authentic and show no evidence of manipulation or editing," Coalfire said in its comprehensive, 14-page report. "This conclusion is supported by the consistency of the video file date and time stamps, the video timecode, as well as the folder and file naming scheme....
  • Court Ignores Free Speech Concerns, Slaps Down Pro-Life Group That Exposed Planned Parenthood…

    09/29/2015 1:02:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 29, 2015 | 11:59 AM EDT | Hans von Spakovsky and Elizabeth Slattery
    Last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) in a discovery dispute with the National Abortion Federation. CMP is the group of citizen journalists responsible for producing the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s practice of selling baby parts. This decision may end up being a costly one for CMP because it allows the National Abortion Federation to attempt to bury the group with discovery requests. Discovery is a pre-trial procedure in which parties can seek to obtain evidence for their case. The National Abortion Federation filed a federal lawsuit in California in...
  • FR peer review: Planned Parenthood

    09/29/2015 8:04:55 AM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 17 replies
    Vanity | 9/29/2015 | FF
    Lately, I’ve seen a new Facebook profile template supporting PP. It is an overlay, similar to the rainbow flag one that went viral a few months ago, that says “#StandwithPP”. I want to post a counter to this with a graphic and text. Here is what I’ve come up with:    As I see it, there are two issues driving the current Planned Parenthood debate: Abortion and government spending. I don’t expect anything to change on the abortion front. The Supreme Court says that it’s legal. They’ve been wrong before, but more about that in a second. The second issue...
  • Senate Advances Spending Bill With Funding for Planned Parenthood [response: STATES NEED TO NULLIFY]

    09/29/2015 7:51:03 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 28, 2015 | Natalie Johnson
    The Senate voted 77-19 Monday to advance a short-term government spending bill, narrowing the chances of a federal shutdown days before Wednesday’s deadline. The Senate’s continuing resolution leaves intact taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, shelving a fight that conservatives wanted Republican leadership to wage with President Barack Obama. Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, is under scrutiny following a series of undercover videos. With the Senate’s vote Monday, Congress now has two days to finalize a spending agreement for Obama to avoid a shutdown. The spending measure, which funds the government through Dec. 11, is likely to sail through the...
  • Rep blasts Planned Parenthood taxpayer $$, as forensic study says videos not doctored

    09/29/2015 7:35:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/29/2015
    A top House Republican, in emotional and heated remarks at the start of a high-profile Hill hearing Tuesday, excoriated Planned Parenthood for its "insatiable" desire for taxpayer dollars -- while also brushing off claims a series of disturbing videos showing the group's employees discussing fetal tissue harvesting were doctored. Ahead of the hearing, a forensic analysis said the videos "are authentic and show no evidence of manipulation or editing." Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, also brushed off claims of doctoring but focused squarely on the issue of taxpayer funding. "Their desire for more of...
  • Lies, Carly Fiorina and Abortion [Were the Videos fabricated?]

    09/29/2015 7:24:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/29/2015 | Ross Douthat
    There has been an impressive amount of angry liberal commentary, which has spilled over into the mainstream press coverage (or do I repeat myself?) of the issue, about how in the last Republican presidential debate Carly Fiorina allegedly cited an entirely imaginary video in order to make a crazy claim about Planned Parenthood’s brain-harvesting ghoulishness that’s totally unsupported by the facts. Here’s Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick, in a representative rant, attacking Fiorina’s “big fib,” the sheer “enormity” of which has shaken Lithwick’s faith in honesty in politics and journalism: Nobody—not even Fiorina’s staunchest defenders—can say that these videos that clearly don’t...
  • Hillary Clinton: I totally favor some abortion restrictions [Consistently Inconsistent]

    09/29/2015 7:17:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/29/2015 | Taylor Millard
    Remember when Hillary Clinton made it sound like she didn’t favor any government involvement in late-term abortions in an interview with CBS? CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Well she’s backtracking on that. Here’s her comment to NBC’s Chuck Todd, as grabbed by The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO That’s a B-I-G big difference from the CBS comment and there’s no other way to spin it. At the same time, Clinton didn’t say she supported restrictions after say 26 weeks, but closer to weeks 35-44. So basically late term abortion. Now here is where Clinton...
  • Back to Science Class for the Science Guy: Bill Nye tells us what Science says about abortion

    09/29/2015 7:06:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/29/2015 | by ROBERT P. GEORGE & PATRICK LEE
    Bill Nye is supposed to be “the science guy.” Recently he published a video on YouTube purporting to inform viewers of what science tells us about abortion. Nye claims that laws against abortion reflect “a deep scientific lack of understanding.” But it turns out that it is Nye himself who doesn’t understand the science. “I really encourage you to look at the facts,” he says. But then he misrepresents the facts from top to bottom in an embarrassingly transparent effort to hijack science in the cause of pro-abortion ideology. Nye’s video is so breathtakingly arrogant and incompetently argued that...
  • Senate Democrats Protect Abortion Profits – Instead of Babies and Women’s Health

    09/29/2015 6:35:04 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    Speaker John Boehner ^ | September 28, 2015 | Matt Wolking
    Last week, Senate Democrats voted to block a bill that would keep the government open, provide more resources to women’s health centers around the country, and withhold funds from an abortion business under investigation for selling babies’ body parts. Why? [....] 2 comments helen754 • 17 hours ago while we are approaching 7,000,000,000 that is 7 billion people who are unable to find enough water, food or are killing each other over land that they claim in the name of some non existent god the Republicans want to support the continued population explosion. Abortion is safer for many women...
  • U.S. Senate Blocks Resolution to Defund Planned Parenthood

    09/29/2015 5:55:09 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    American Center for Law and Justice ^ | 2015-09-24 | Nathanael Bennett
    Today, by a vote of 47-52, 52 U.S. Senators blocked a vote on a resolution that would have fully funded the government while redirecting hundreds of millions of dollars away from Planned Parenthood and to community health centers. Unfortunately, the 52 Senators who voted ‘no’ prevented the Senate from invoking cloture and overcoming a filibuster. As a result, Planned Parenthood is continuing to receive taxpayer dollars, and a government shutdown continues to loom. Ironically, many of the same 52 Senators who are engaging in a filibuster today are loudly deriding the possibility of a government shutdown in less than a...
  • Hampton, Overly debate hot button issues in second lt. governor debate

    09/28/2015 9:20:58 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 9/28/2015 | Nick Storm
    ... The topic turned to Hampton’s statements on early childhood education during the debate, as Hampton was asked about her comments she made calling federal early childhood education program Head Start a way “to get the kids at an even earlier age and just start the indoctrination sooner.” ... On Monday, a visibly perspiring Hampton, told the panel at WAVE 3, “…all we ask is that Head Start funds be evaluated objectively so we can see if they are being used properly, and effectively and efficiently,” “And, there’s no point spending those funds if we’re not seeing results,” Hampton said,...
  • Cruz foiled in bid for Planned Parenthood, Iran amendments

    09/28/2015 4:32:55 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/28/2015 | Jordan Carney
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday was blocked from trying to link the Iran nuclear deal and a one-year ban on federal funding for Planned Parenthood to a government funding bill. The Texas Republican, who is running for president, was blocked from offering his amendment during a voice vote. He tried to get a roll call vote but couldn't get the necessary support from his colleagues.
  • Full transcript of Pope Francis' inflight interview from Philadelphia to Rome

    09/28/2015 11:43:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 9/28/15
    In a 47 minute Q&A with journalists on his way back to Rome Pope Francis touched on sensitive topics such as forgiving abusers and conscientious objection, as well as the upcoming synod of bishops and women’s ordination. The Pope answered 11 questions posed in English, Spanish and Italian Sept. 27 while on board his American Airlines overnight flight from Philadelphia to Rome. Among the themes addressed were the new, streamlined annulment process, women’s ordination to the priesthood, the migrant crisis and whether or not government officials have a right to conscientious objection. He reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s position on women’s...
  • Trump Pushes Single Payer Healthcare, Tax Increase On Wealthy

    09/28/2015 11:40:17 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 217 replies
    Copyright © 2015 Breitbart ^ | 28 Sep 2015 | John Nolte
    During his “60 Minutes” interview Sunday, Republican presidential front-runner appeared to come out in favor of a form of single payer health insurance for the uninsured ... and openly called for raising taxes on the wealthy.
  • Trump Proposes Replacing Obamacare with Government-Funded Universal Healthcare

    09/28/2015 11:27:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 91 replies ^ | 09/28/2015 | Barry Donegan
    YoutTube Video: Donald Trump Endorses Universal Health Care - "The Government's Gonna Pay For It." On Sunday’s episode of 60 Minutes on CBS, Donald Trump said that “Obamacare is a disaster” and that he plans to repeal it and replace it with a government-funded universal healthcare plan.During the lengthy interview, CBS correspondent Scott Pelley asked billionaire real estate mogul and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump his position on healthcare reform. “Obamacare’s going to be repealed and replaced. Obamacare is a disaster if you look at what’s going on with premiums where they’re up 40, 50, 55 percent,” replied Trump.Pelley...